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    Cone Skimmer Craze Reaches New Heights… and Colors

    I am sure many have thought of it. They’re easy to find, affordable, and quickly come to mind when thinking about potential “plastic cones.”  The traffic cone skimmer has arrived thanks to d_pieroni. DIY-genius or DIY-crazy, you can be the judge. Check out the video below and the full photobucket image gallery here. Related Posts ATB […]

    I am sure many have thought of it. They’re easy to find, affordable, and quickly come to mind when thinking about potential “plastic cones.”  The traffic cone skimmer has arrived thanks to d_pieroni.

    d_pieroni_cone_skimmer

    DIY-genius or DIY-crazy, you can be the judge. Check out the video below and the full photobucket image gallery here.

    16 Comments

    1. Ray
      March 18, 2009 at 9:33 AM | Permalink

      Awesome, where did you find that?

    2. March 18, 2009 at 10:39 AM | Permalink

      Genius!

    3. March 18, 2009 at 1:09 PM | Permalink

      LOL

    4. Paul_PSU
      March 18, 2009 at 1:17 PM | Permalink

      I’m sure the Dept of Transportation will have something to say about that….lol

    5. March 18, 2009 at 2:16 PM | Permalink

      to funny…would like to see a skimmate shot.

    6. rarelyseriousb
      March 18, 2009 at 5:56 PM | Permalink

      that cant be reef safe can it?

    7. Joel Q
      March 18, 2009 at 6:07 PM | Permalink

      Great idea! Have to give it to him for outsmarting.

    8. Jeremy Maneyapanda
      March 18, 2009 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

      Some people have GIANT BRASS ONES to put such random items into circulation in their tank. Dude probably rinses off all the fish food to prevent “contamination”. Nothing ever goes into my tank that hasnt been sold as for use in aquariums, and been in mass use for some time.

    9. Nicolas
      March 19, 2009 at 4:05 AM | Permalink

      Ah man! that is fantastic. Clever clever reefers, gotta love that 🙂

    10. March 19, 2009 at 2:13 PM | Permalink

      Eric, I have a friend who was showing me the exact same thing, minus the collection cup. I was laughing at the thought of pylons flying off the shelves..

    11. March 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM | Permalink

      What pump is in this DIY skimmer?

    12. March 23, 2009 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

      @ Paul, too funny.

      @Jeremy, I believe they come in PVC… but I hear you.

      @Christian, I am not sure. Based on the color I would venture a guess that it is a Pentair Quiet One. Often called the “poor man’s Sicce”.

    13. March 26, 2009 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

      I was in Lowe’s the other night buying some plumbing supplies, and what did I see at the end of the fittings aisle? A whole stack of these cones for sale… I was tempted! Too coincidental, placed next to the unions and ball valves!

    14. jamesdawson
      January 3, 2010 at 11:19 PM | Permalink

      If its stupid and it works, then its not really stupid!

    15. Anonymous
      January 4, 2010 at 5:19 AM | Permalink

      If its stupid and it works, then its not really stupid!

    16. Anonymous
      January 4, 2010 at 5:19 AM | Permalink

      If its stupid and it works, then its not really stupid!

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